Majid Haq

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Majid Haq
Personal information
Full name Rana Majid Haq Khan
Born (1983-02-11) 11 February 1983 (age 31)
Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Batting style Left-handed
Bowling style Right-arm off break
Relations Omer Hussain (cousin)
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 28) 12 December 2006 v Bangladesh
Last ODI 1 February 2014 v United Arab Emirates
T20I debut (cap 4) 2 September 2007 v Pakistan
Last T20I 5 July 2013 v Kenya
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I FC LA
Matches 40 17 19 130
Runs scored 477 64 645 1,297
Batting average 16.64 12,80 25.80 17.52
100s/50s  –/3  –/– 1/1  –/5
Top score 71 21* 120* 71
Balls bowled 2,045 354 3,465 5,574
Wickets 49 21 60 121
Bowling average 30.65 17.19 22.41 37.09
5 wickets in innings  –  – 2  –
10 wickets in match  –  –  –  –
Best bowling 4/28 3/22 6/32 4/28
Catches/stumpings 6/– 4/– 10/– 13/–
Source: Cricinfo, 14 September 2013

Rana Majid Haq Khan (born 11 February 1983), better known as Majid Haq, is a Scottish cricket player of Pakistani descent. He is a left-handed batsman and an off spin bowler. He has represented Scotland at Under 17, Under 19 and Under 23 levels, making his debut for the senior side on 20 July 2002 in a European Championship match against an England Board XI. He was a member of the Scottish squad for the 2007 World Cup in the West Indies. Majid is a cousin of fellow cricketer Omer Hussain. Both Omer and Majid have played for Kelburne Cricket Club, Ferguslie Cricket Club and currently play for Clydesdale Cricket Club.

Education[edit]

Majid was brought up in Paisley, going to Todholm Nursery and South Primary School in his early life. He then spent 6 years at Castlehead High School, then continuing his education at Reid Kerr College. Majid is a graduate in Accountancy, obtaining his honours degree from the University of Paisley. Majid is currently working with an accountancy firm.

Cricketing career[edit]

Majid and Omer grew up in the same house in Hunterhill, going to the same school and cricket clubs, firstly the Old Grammarians, then Kelburne, where they were coached by Roddy McLelland. At the end of 2002, Omer moved to rivals, Ferguslie Cricket Club after Roddy McLelland retired from coaching. Majid soon followed after the next season. Majid became involved in the game through his family who all played cricket, with him influencing his cousin Omer who he played with as a youngster and who has played for Scotland at various age groups – and is also a full Scottish international cricketer.

Majid regards the highlight of his cricketing career to date as beating Durham and Lancashire in the National League in 2003 and also participating in the 2007 Cricket World Cup held in the West Indies.

Current[edit]

Majid and his cousin Omer were selected for the provisional World Cup squad which took take place in 2007 in the West Indies. They were both told to improve their fitness if they wanted to maintain their space in the squad.[1] Majid was selected for the tour of Dubai and Kenya, and for the World Cricket League Division One tournament in which they were runners up making way for them to contest in the 2007 Twenty20 World Championship being held in South Africa later 2007. His cousin Omer however was not selected and lost his place in the final world cup squad to fellow cricketer Glenn Rogers.

Majid trialled with Warwickshire County Cricket Club in March 2008.

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